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Coastal Flooding

Coasts are the most densely populated areas in the world. Infrastructural solutions for coastal defense are being developed to safeguard people, property and critical infrastructure in these at-risk areas. Coastal development affects natural processes like sedimentation and erosion, as well as sensitive ecosystems which themselves are important for coastal protection. An integrated understanding of these cause-and-effect mechanisms operating in coastal areas is vital for the sustainable development of these unique places.